Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Slammed By Fans After Being Distracted By Tyrone Mings Joke
Villa moved out of the bottom three on goal difference thanks to Trezeguet's volley from a corner.
The Egyptian had acres of space in the Gunners box and it was thanks to Aubameyang being distracted by Tyrone Mings.
Mings broke away from Aubameyang and flicked the ball on for Trezeguet after telling the 31-year-old with a joke.
Mings :one:-:zero: Aubameyang :joy:
The Arsenal striker was caught laughing as Mings beat him to a flick on at the front post before Trezeguet fired in the opener for Villa
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The two can be seen exchanging words as Conor Hourihane prepares to swing the corner in.
A smirking Aubameyang then watches Mings rise high at the near post to set up his teammate for the only goal of the game.
Fans have reacted to the gaffe and think the Gabon international should have been switched on for the set piece.
I can't be the only one who's fuming at Aubameyang tonight. What he did on the corner vs Mings is unacceptable at amateur level, forget about a player earning £200k a week. Laughing and joking on the set peice like a clown. Sorry but that's terrible.- marco (@marco_gooner) July 22, 2020
More important than the salary or new contract...he wears the armband that sums up Arsenal during his stay..trending downwards- Harry Nikolidakis:flag_ag::flag_ca: (@pxhoudini) July 22, 2020
So disappointed about today..could care less about the final today..Aston Villa and Watford should have been 6pts in the bank..instead its a reminder
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Aubameyang really got caught lacking with mings and cost arsenal the game. I can't :sob::sob:
- Jake:white_circle: (@THFC_Jake) July 22, 2020
Tyrone Mings done Aubameyang so dirty lol watched the replay at least 20 times :joy::joy::joy:
- ABUBAK'R (@Pealdem) July 22, 2020
Mings to Aubameyang during that corner. pic.twitter.com/zHBxAUfJnu
- :syringe: (@txmafc) July 21, 2020
No way Aubameyang was bantering with Mings before the goal:sob::sob::sob::sob:
- Abz (@_abzino2) July 21, 2020
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moments before Tyrone Mings' flick-on allowed Trezeguet to put Villa ahead :grimacing:#AVLARS pic.twitter.com/H7bbmYzyEj
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Villa now go to their final day clash with West Ham knowing victory could see them safe following Watford's 4-0 defeat to Manchester City earlier on Tuesday.
Arsenal, meanwhile, will have to settle for eighth as their highest placed finish - their worst since 1995.
Mikel Arteta was quick to point out that this season wasn't what is expected at the north London outfit.
"It has to hurt and we have to suffer, it's not good enough for this club," Arteta said per BBC Sport.
"We need to improve in many areas, the team and individually."
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